Dear Michaelangelo

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Dear Michaelangelo

Romance1600 album.jpg
from the album Romance 1600
Song details
Performer: Sheila E.
First Released: 12 August 1985 - Bedtime Story single
Album(s): Romance 1600
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Sheila E.)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Dear Michaelangelo is the second track on Sheila E.'s second album Romance 1600, and, two weeks before the album's release, was included as the b-side of Bedtime Story, the album's second single.

Initial tracking took place in January 1985 at Master Sound, Atlanta, GA, USA (along with Bedtime Story, Fish Fries, Small Grey Monkey and Toy Box), while in Atlanta for dates on the Purple Rain Tour.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
January 1985 Master Sound, Atlanta, GA, USA Initial tracking
January 1985 Master Sound, Atlanta, GA, USA overdubs by Sheila E. and Eddie M.
Recording Personnel
  • Sheila E. - vocals, bass, bongos, congas, drums, guitar, keyboards, percussion (credits given for full album - instrument credits may not be accurate for this track)
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted
  • Susie Davis - backing vocals and keyboards (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Benny Rietveld - bass guitar (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Karl Perazzo - drums (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Ken Grey - keyboards (credited, uncertain involvement)
  • Eddie M. - saxophone

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Dear Michaelangelo 4:38 Romance 1600

Bedtime Story single

Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Dear Michaelangelo Studio Solo version by Prince, before studio overdubs with Sheila E. bandmembers
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Dear Michaelangelo's title contains a misspelling of the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo. It is likely this misspelling was unintentional, but it is consistent across the single and album release.

References
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